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Master of Arts in Political Science

Program Type

Master of Arts (MA)

Program Length

30 Credit Hours (Thesis Option)
36 Credit Hours (Non-thesis Option)


The Master of Arts in Political Science is designed for both recent college graduates and individuals seeking to advance their professional or academic careers. The program serves students preparing for doctoral studies or law school, high school teachers seeking to improve their professional credentials, individuals wanting to teach in the community colleges, and individuals preparing for careers or advancement in nonprofit organizations (international and domestic) and the public sector.

The program offers two degree plans: a thesis option (30 hours of coursework and a written thesis) and a non-thesis option (36 hours of coursework and written comprehensive exams).


For application deadlines, contact the Graduate Director.

Enrollment Semester

Fall, Spring, Summer

Program Offered

Hybrid - Face-to-Face (Evenings) and Online

Tuition and Cost

Rates per semester

Additional Program Information

Department Website


Catalog Information

Application Requirements

  1. Graduate Studies Application
  2. Application Fee
  3. Official transcript of the baccalaureate degree granting institution
  4. Two recommendation letters that discuss the applicant's suitability for graduate study
  5. Writing sample of scholarly work
  6. Official GRE scores

Optional: You may submit a two page, word-processed statement explaining your background and/or potential that would make you a good choice for our program.

Graduate Director

Dr. Heather Evans
(936) 294-3378

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